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does this leave him? assume that he gets confirmed, he has to be a tough -- a tough guy at the pentagon. he is going to be tough with congress. he has to deal with the potential of the sequester, fighting for the budget that he does get, dealing with all of the problems that come at you when you are in charge of the pentagon and the generals and the other members of the joint chiefs are going to feel they can run over him. >> we'll see about that. i assume that every general with any number of stars was watching intently yesterday, and might have had that thought in mind. you said another important word, which is sequester. it's going to be a huge mess over there trying to, first, anticipate this, and then deal with whatever the new reality is. i do think that it was ugly yesterday. it was ugly on both sides. the white house wasn't so much from what i heard defending his performance as saying that those mean republicans also performed in an ugly and bad and not very attractive way. i don't think anybody looked particularly good in that showdown. i also think it's very clear that this is
. >> the times they are achanging in the u.s. military. >> today subtracting jobs in the pentagon and adding women into combat. >> the fact is that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission. >> is chuck hagel the right ban to run a -- we'll ask retired general stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden. and then assault weapons. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? plus does the republican road to recovery begin outside washington that with virginia governor bob mcdonal. i'm candy crowley. and this is state of the union. >> chuck hagel, the president's choice to be secretary of defense, will face many of his former colleagues this week as confirmation hearings. though congressman hagel has already taken income from many in his party, his critics see as sufficiently pro real. too quick to subject cuts at the pentagon. meantime, the current defense secretary leon panetta is making history on the way out the door. joining me now, retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal is the former commander in afghanistan. and former cia director and ret
jobs at the pentagon and adding women into combat. >> the fact is, that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission. >> is chuck hagel the right man to run a pentagon in transition? we'll ask retired general stanley mckristol and michael hayden. >>> then, assault weapons. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? we'll ask senator dianne feinstein. >>> plus, does the republican road to recovery begin outside the washington. with governor mcdonnell, mia love, scott walker, and carlos gutierrez. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." fire up the hot seat. former senator chuck hagel, the president's choice of secretary of defense will face many former colleagues at this week's confirmation hearings. republican hagel has taken a variety of votes that some see as too quick to suggest cuts at the pentagon and too conciliatory to israel. and president o joining me now retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. author of "my share of the task" and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military t
:23. take to leaddent's the pentagon will combat criticism in his confirmation hearings. hi le >> president obama's take to lead the department of defense begins the confirmation process. >> lawmakers are not sure chuck hagel is the right person for the pentagon. >> hallie jackson has more. >> chuck hagel answered more than 100 written questions. today he will answer many more in person as his confirmation hearing begins. some senators said they would oppose his nomination for secretary of defense because of this stance on iran and israel. the defense budget is almost certain to come up because of cuts set to be triggered in march. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. >> the effort to remove john leopold is in the works but is it legal? i will have details coming up. franciotti live in new orleans where the ravens fans are coming. fans are coming. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. testimony resumes today for a high school student will have
is being sent to the pentagon with a cleaver to hack away at an already shrinking defense budget. his past comments on pentagon spending makes this concern credible. then there is the issue of nukes with brooks writing, the prez sighs himself as a modern day proliferation of pied piper, believing he can lead the likes of russia, north korea, iran and toward total disarmament or nuclear zero. peter brookes joins us now. you said in this same piece, you said that the middle east, as a region is nothing less than a mess with ineffective u.s. policies a big part of the problem. all part of what the defense secretary, the new defense secretary is going to have to address, peter. >> sure. there is no shortage of issues out there. while john kerry was the former chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, so he is basically dealing with colleagues he worked with for a long time, i'm hoping that the senate armed services committee really pushes chuck hagel on obama administration policies. because you know, jon, when you become defense secretary or secretary of state, you don't run your ow
will oppose hagel no matter what. >> i believe he's the wrong person to lead the pentagon at this perilous and consequential time. >> tea party senator ted cruz tried to gin up an old conservative bogeyman. >> i'd like to draw your attention to an interview you did in 2009 with al jazeera. >> but here's the real reason. these guys don't want chuck hagel in the defense department. this is the bomb bomb iran crowd. you see, mccain and graham have led the charge for possible war against the iranians as well as syria. chuck hagel sees war as an absolute last resored. it that's why president obama picked him. the two share similar views in philosophy as the obama administration attempts to define the role of the united states in the transition to a post-superpower world. their philosophy is this. the united states must get out of these massive land wars, iraq and afghanistan, and if possible avoid future large-scale war. despite all of the posturing and starcraft, hagel's nomination, well, is not in jeopardy. not one senator who previously voiced support for hagel has changed his or her mind. i
wants defense cuts and on the board of a pentagon contractor. rallying around hagel in the meantime. have a majority votes to confirm him if there are no surprises. >>> dc mayor vince gray will announce the results of 2012 fiscal year later this morning which will bring more than $400 million surplus for the city. mayor has hinted he would put the large surplus into the city's fund. help fund social services in the area. >> another one of our top stories this morning, the boy scouts are considering a major policy change on its ban on homosexual leaders and members. >> the ban on gay members has been in place for a long time. but the organization has felt more heat to open up the membership in the wake of growing support for gay marriage and the ending on the ban of gays serving in the military. >> if they ever found out you were homosexual you would lose your vigil in the order of the era. >> the scouts of america in a stunning reversal from age old policy from admitting gays and lesbians saying future scout's honor won't be in question if their board agrees to loosen restrictions.
at the pentagon or dod would your position be different? >> no. actually the, there are other issues too. the global zero movement, are you aware of that? that say we want a world without, without nuclear and yet, we have right now iran developing those capabilities, north cree developing those. a pretty scary thing if we have a secretary of defense who talks about a nuclear-free world and leading the way in that nuclear-free world. just a lot of issues there, bill give me a sense. because last week when we watched hearings. there were five minutes for questioning and onto the next senator. is that how it is run today? if so how effective will hearings be. >> i think it will be pretty effective. we'll have full attendance. we go back and forth. i'm striving for eight-minute round. you can ask questions for eight minutes. try to extract answers. try to keep the witness in this case, from using up the clock so that is the way it will happen. it will be, we'll be doing it for several hours. bill: that is true but the objections last week were aimed at republicans and the critics felt that r
. >> president obama should choose someone else to lead the pentagon. >>> you missed that point completely. >> senator, i think you missed -- >> let there be order. >> the gun control debate taking center stage on capitol hill in dramatic fashion. >> the time is now. you must act. >>> the chase was extremely dangerous. >> what's he going to do? right through him, right through the train crossing. >>> talk about serious air, windsurfers brave hard conditions in southwest ireland to face off in the red bull storm chase conversation. >>> mascot versus cheerleader never ends well. >> six against five. >> look at this. oh, here we go. >> and all that matters. >> every single parent can identify with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat and on sunday night, we're going to experience both of those great emotions. who has it better than us? no-body! >> no-body! >> on "cbs this morning." >> nearly three in ten americans say god plays a role in the outcome of sporting events. >> of course god cares about football. he created a girlfriend for manti te'o out of nothing. caption
on the brakes and now from the pentagon to the inbound 14th street bridge. inbound along new york avenue still dealing with a stalled vehicle. that was tying up the right lane. headed inbound into northeast. slow traffic oken he will worth avenue. in virginia, the accident eastbound 7 you'll want to stay to the left to get by. average speed on 66 down to 19 miles an hour from fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. a group of law makers say they plan to push a reform bill through the senate by the summer. the bill's goals include more guest workers, tighter rules employers and a smoother transition to citizenship for illegal citizens. from the organization united we dream. julieta, thank you for being with us. before we get into this, just your overall feeling now. you have a president who seems to stand in concert with the illegal immigrants in the country as far as pushing through the dream act, as far as paths to citizenship. how is your organization feeling now as we look at this compromise of sort? >> well, first of all, i would really like to challen
. hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees could be facing furloughs and frozen pay checks if congress doesn't find the mandatory budget. one stays furloughed employee would lose one day of work a week. the pentagon has about 800,000 civilian workers and it's reported these furloughs could save $5 billion. republicans are trying to revive their party with some major changes this morning. the party is looking at a combination of what lawmakers have to do and have to stop doing. the changes in the works for the g.o.p. >> meeting in charlotte. republicans re-elected their party chairman. >> we're going to be the party for everybody, everywhere across america. [applause] >> right now the g.o.p. is in trouble. mitt romney was beaten. barack obama so empowered he forced republicans to back down on the debt ceiling and laid out a liberal agenda for his second term. the g.o.p. is out of favor with the young, minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll only 26% positively. de
the 9/11 attacks. the hearing begins in a disagreement between the pentagon and the chief prosecutor in the case regarding the legality of some of the charges. attempts by the u.s. government to legitimatize these military tribunals have been complicated by the fact that the only two convictions of guantanamo bay prisoners via tribunals have been reversed by civilian appeals courts. the administration is also facing heat over its continued reliance on drone strikes. according to figures compiled by the london-based bureau of investigative journalism, the u.s. has conducted 362 drone strikes in pakistan since 2004 with 128 in 2010 alone. the program's covert nature has alarmed civil rights activists and the human rights council has now launched an investigation into drone attacks connected to civilian casualties. joining us now to discuss the war on terror is the director of the aclu, national security project, hannah. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> this is a conversation that i think gradually is taking more of a role on center stage. especially with the appoin
griffin with the breaking news from the pentagon. what else can you tell us about this missing jet? >> well, shepard. u.s. air force officials tell fox news that they lost contact with the pilot of this f-16 fighter jet at about 8:00 p.m. local time in italy. that is when the sos call went out. at that point they lost contact with the pilot who was flying on a one seater plane. the plane was flying in formation with four other fighter jets from aviano air base and went off the town of revienna. the f-16 fighter jet has crashed 13 times a year between 1982 and 2000 according to air force statistics. in fact, in july of 2005, f-16's crashed in one month alone. coast guard rescue teams are searching a 10-mile radius tonight. we will update you on the status of that pilot as soon as we know more, shepard. >> shepard: jennifer, breaking news coming in and word that the yemen any coast guard has intercepted a ship loaded with weapons. what do we know about that? >> in fact, the u.s. navy helped the yemen i didn't coast guard intercept a dow packed with weapons in yemen's territorial wate
key syrian assets and an overnight bombing. former pentagon official is also our guest tonight. would you want to begin with the u.s. economy shocking the experts in shrinking for the first time since the recession. fox news iran house correspondent has our report. >> less than two weeks that the president said his second inaugural address that an economic recovery had begun to let the congress -- commerce departments and not so fast. slow growth slashed economic growth from three pa 1% to-1 to the persons in the fourth. they downplayed the report and give republicans part of the blame. >> consumer spending has been rising. >> comments about using the threat of across-the-board spending cuts not as a sequestered for leveraged for fiscal asperity. some members constituents are fighting. >> and put the damage on the economy as a -- you know, to achieve some political roles here in washington seems like a bad idea. >> accusing republicans of pushing spending cuts for their own sake. some minority leader mitch mcconnell denied that. >> this is a conversation about growth and opportunity.
washington. the big story, contentious pick for president to run the pentagon. chuck hagel faced tough questioning from the one-time colleagues. hagel walked back many of the controversial statements and positions voiced earlier. the question now is this bumpy hearing enough to detail ris confirmation? u.s. intelligence officials tell fox news al-qaeda wants to hit more western targets like the algerian oil field this month and may be planning to do just that. that story, the latest between syria, iran and israel. plus a big picture look at a very troubled middle east. president obama is shutting down his jobs council. this has new unemployment numbers are due out tomorrow. we begin a new series on a new economy to tell you about a place where jobs are plentiful and starting pay is great and training is free. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> dana: remember when president obama said this in 2011 -- >> keeping the economy going and making sure jobs are available is the first thing i think a
islamic rebels in mali by deploying troops and drones to the country right next-door. our pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence, is joining us with details. chris, how many u.s. forces, first of all, are we talking about? >> potentially, hundreds, wolf. and here's why. niger's ambassador to the u.s. basically confirms to cnn that his country is going to allow the u.s. military to place drones in niger. a u.s. official tells me that if that were to happen, you'd have to have an infrastructure there. in other words, you'd have to have operators to fly and guide the drones, as well as u.s. military security personnel to protect that infrastructure. so that's where you could get into the hundreds of boots on the ground. these drones would be unarmed, they would primarily be used for surveillance, spying on the al qaeda groups operating in places like mali. right now, the u.s. has drone bases in ja bu ty and southern europe, but the drones can't fly that far, so it's difficult to get accurate intelligence on what's going on with the militants there, wolf. >> how big is a threat of al q
over again. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon now. are there limitations for him in the future? >> not according to his doctors and him, bill. >> driving. [ laughter ] absolutely, driving. >> why? >> i used to love to drive it was a lot of fun for me. and marathon. i would love to get back to that. >> i think he will able to try to throw a football. i don't know if he will be hitting a 60-yard runs down like joe flacco against the broncos. [ laughter ] you know, but i suspect he will will get there. i don't think there is really much that we're going to be able to keep him from doing. >> he will be able too tie his own shoes and even use chop sticks if he wants. it will take a little while. he has to do six hours of physical therapy a day. >> because the nerves regenerate at the maximum speed of one inch per month. the therapy will continue for a few years. >> that will be a full-time job for the time being, bill. >> bill: indeed, it will. he needs a strong family to get through this and do it well. how do his family and parents feel about it it, jennifer? >> you know, his brot
week. if he is confirmed, hagel would be the first former enlist the combat solder to head the pentagon. >>> in alabama, the hostage situation involving a 5-year-old boy has entered a third day. police say the alleged kidnapper is holding the boy at an underground bunker, wired with electricity and stocked with food. jimmy lee dykes is accused of taking that boy off a school bus after killing the driver. negotiators are talking to him through a pvc pipe. >>> snowmobiler caleb moore has died from injuries he suffered in an accident during the x games last weekend. the 25-year-old was hurt when his 450-pound snowmobile didn't complete a flip and landed on him. his death is the first in the 17-year history of the x games. espn issued a statement saying, "as a result of this accident, we will conduct a thorough review of this discipline and adopt any appropriate changes to future x games." >>> rescuers in mexico city are searching for possible survivors of an explosion at the state-owned oil company headquarters. at least 25 people have been killed. 100 injured. investigators say they don't
, it is just a question whether we listened to them or not? >> right. the pentagon has been concerned about the terrorist threat in north africa over a decade. even before the new african command was created they were worried about how to handle it. this drone base that we're going to set up in niger, you can see from the map, it is centrally located country and it will give us better insight certainly than we had, to, on 9/11 in benghazi. bill: how does the administration feel about this? do they want to enter this phase? or would they rather not? >> i'm not sure the president's particularly paying attention. he has yet to break away from his line that the war on terror is going very successfully. indeed it is almost over. when we can see across north africa the terrorists are growing. they're in pressure from the french in mali but how long are the french going to stay there in the numbers they're now --, just today there was announcement that iran had put weapons on a ship going into yemen to help arm the pro-iranian terrorists there in yemen where the state is disintegrating. so everywh
believe he's the wrong person to lead the pentagon at this perilous and consequential time. >> so far only one republican senator endorsed hagel, senator thad cochrane of mississippi. >>> a teenager gunned down in chicago is the new face of the gun battle. and the control over guns as well. hadiya pentle ton's family members support using her death to help shape the debate to make a point. it was just a week ago monday the 15-year-old and some of her high school classmates were performing at the president's inauguration. tuesday of this week she was shot to death. just blocks away from the obama's home in chicago. she was the 42nd person killed in that city this month alone. ted rollins joins us. that's an unbelievable figure. these are children, teenagers. it's hard to even wrap your head around that kind of -- that number when you think that those kids are being killed in that city at that rate. what's going on? >> well, to be clear it was the 42nd murder of the year, not murder of a child this year. but over the years there have been dozens of innocent children killed in the cross fire
seven miles northwest of damascus. israeli officials are not saying anything, but a pentagon official tells cbs news that, in fact, the intended target or target was believed to be a convoy that was carried heavy weapons out of syria into lebanon to go to hezbollah, the shiite militant group. now, obviously syria share as border with israel. it has very serious concerns about the security situation inside syria particularly because syria has a significant stock of chemical weapons. at this stage no one expecting syria to launch a retall ta torre torrey attack but serious concerns that their civil war is spilling across its borders. >> thank you, clarissa ward. >>> time now to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. the new york times says last night's hearing on gun control in newtown, connecticut, was an emotional affair. hundreds of people attended. parents of victims of the sandy hook school shooting testified. many of them in the room called for stricter control. >>> the tennessean says prostate cancer can find worse diseases. the study notes not all prostate cancer
freeze before everything else. lanes are open traveling 395 leaving the pentagon toward the 14th street bridge. no problems to report traveling between 66 and 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. football fans may have watched the final pro bowl sunday. >> dave ross is here with a look back at the all star game and the caps first win. >> great first win for the caps. talks me might cancel the pro bowl after this year. it's an exhibition game but if you're a first time guy, kind of something nice. >>> caps, we're not talking about anything special right now. think about playoffs until they get more wins. they got their first one yesterday. and it was a big one and one that was much needed. we'll start with the pro bowl, alexander did make his first trip there. and fletcher don't tell him it's an exhibition. watch, tony. going to make a tackle. what a novel idea. great concept. watch our guy 9 7 right there. going to get a block there and that springs for the longest return. lorenzo out there doing work. not just taking wife and kids. there's wilson. nfc wins 6
defending former republican senator chuck hagel saying that he will be an excellent pentagon chief. now, this comes after a fiery confirmation hearing with members of the senate armed services committee. he faced some tough questions including this one from senator james imhoff. >> why do you think the rainan foreign ministry strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics senator. i have no idea, but thank you. >> senators could vote as early as this week. washington times columnist charlie hurt joins us to weigh in on whether we can expect senator hagel to be cob confirmed as defense secretary. >>> the reverend jesse jackson is leading a march today in honor of a chicago teenager killed this week. the 15-year-old high school band member gunned down days after attending the president's inauguration. just the latest victim in a city where there are 515 murders last year alone. more than 100 shooting incidents have occurred since january 1. reverend jackson called on president obama to come to his home town of chi
the first vietnam vet to run the pentagon. >>> and trending today, what has you talking online. no worries, mon. the government of jamaica is endorsing a volkswagen super bowl ad labelled racially incentive to some. and a white office worker from minnesota so happy about his new car uses a jamaican accent and the jamaican minister says it has tremendous appeal about jamaican hospitality. >>> and the famous baby, unveiled a luxury perfume for babies priced at $45 a bottle. the company says the unisex perfume will cuddle and pamper every little boy and girl. and it has a citrus melon and honey note which will apparently associate the smell of babies. that melts all our hearts. >>> this online parody, anne hathaway hathaway's, giving her the support for best actress for "les miserables." >> i played a prostitute who died ♪ ♪ i let them give me this new haircut ♪ >> okay. portraying hathaway's performance has already earned top honors from the screen actor's guild and the george bushes the golden globes. is now six minutes after 8:00. i don't know if i like the anne hathaway parody or pe
of defense. hagel is expected to offer his views on the deep budget cuts facing the pentagon, if lawmakers are unable to avoid sequestration. on iran, the former senator has told congress in written remarks that meddle be prepared to strike that country if necessary, but stressed the need to be cautious and certain when considering the use of force. vice president joe biden yesterday defended hagel and john kerry from critics who say they're concerned the president's new national security team would be hesitant to act. >> to suggest that two war heroes won the bronze star, purple heart, silver star, taking over both the state department and defense is a -- or whatever the phrase was -- is ridiculous. >> all right. so, fortunately, on john kerry's senate career in that moment, moving on, i just watched you watching barnicle, and i was wondering what you were thinking, given him. >> you know, i tell you what i was thinking. i was thinking that it's very rare for senator kerry to show public emotion. i've seen him do it on one other occasion, at a funeral service, where he eulogized a young g
in defense spending. and that's because the pentagon is getting ready for these sequester cuts that will start on march 1st. so they're starting to cut back on their spending to prepare for that. so if you take out -- what has happened in government spending, the economy grew by about 1.3%. that's still pretty anemic and i think it suggests we're not out of the woods yet. brooke, let me tell you some good news because i don't want to be the grim reaper here. >> give me the good news. >> since january, the economy has actually done a lot better. you have seen the numbers on housing. they're much improved. that means more construction jobs, right? we have seen some of the initial unemployment claims numbers that are down, meaning that it looks like we're going to get a pretty decent jobs report on friday. the energy picture looks pretty good. so, you know, it's discouraging that the fourth quarter was so lousy. let's keep our fingers crossed we get a revival of growth this quarter. >> that was the first quarter. we're looking at the current quarter and the dow looking awesome, if
by the private sector. homeland has jurisdiction uniquely where the pentagon does not. or the nro doesn't over this civilian space. homeland have to be a major player. yet many in the private sector have been saying that homeland does not have the competence to do this job well. do you agree with that? >> no. [laughter] >> that is what is called a delay -- leading cancer. -- that is what we call a leading answer. perception need to catch up with reality. the department has moved light years ahead. president obama has continued to ask congress for the resources we need to do that. women talk about the interaction with the private-sector, which we do in a number of areas already -- when we talk about the interaction with the private sector, which we do in a number of areas already, the part that controls the core infrastructure with our statutory irresponsibility to help protect the nation's infrastructure. when we talk about linking those things together from a security perspective, we are not talking about a regulatory overlaid. we're talking about how do you take part of our country that is -
, a billion dollars from special education. $3 billion from the pentagon's defense sfund. $7 billion from army operations. and earthworm does some work for the defense department. so earthworm could get hurt in this, couldn't it? >> that's right. the number one function of the federal government is to keep the people safe and representing the highest concentration of men and women in uniform, i can tell you that these cuts are irresponsible even if i believe we should reduce federal spending. it hurts job creation. there's a better path forward. and we should reduce it over time not over night. >> go ahead. >> there's no question about what he says it's true about the defense cuts. the secretary of defense said it would be catastrophic to let sequester hit the military for half a trillion -- >> but you still think it's an option -- >> half a trillion dollars. let me put the other side to you. i should add too that sequester doesn't do anything about the greatest underlying problem with regard to spending. and that has to do with the expansion of the welfare state and entitlement programs and t
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